Forza Horizon 4 not launching or crash issue on Xbox Series X and Series S officially acknowledged, fix in works (workaround inside)

Forza Horizon 4 is a delight for those who are drawn by the dynamics of driving and love to wander around the streets.

The game keeps you hooked with its irresistible gameplay, sceneries, the liberty to go drifting around the roads, and a big garage to choose from.

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On top of it, the Forza Horizon 4 game doesn’t drill a hole in the pocket and can be purchased at a nominal rate for Xbox Series S and Series X.

However, a recent game update of Forza Horizon 4 that got installed overnight on Xbox consoles has landed players in trouble.

The game fails to load now for everyone who, unfortunately, installed the hefty 7GB update recently. Folks on Reddit describe that the screen went black for them and Xbox shut down soon after.

There is a new update round about 7 GB. It breaks the game. The game won’t start anymore on series consoles. Not just me the whole Forza subreddit has the problem. My whole Xbox black screened and shut off when I first tried to open it. (Source)

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A buggy update and the users had to bear the brunt. But anyway, this issue has been acknowledged officially so a fix should quickly start rolling out too.

We’re aware of a crash impacting Series X and Series S players in the latest #ForzaHorizon4 update. We’re working on a fix and will update when we have an ETA.

In fact, the update was faulty to an extent that it even affected platforms other than Xbox. There’s a wider official acknowledgment as well.

It may take some time for the developers to address an issue list this long but in the meantime, here’s something that you can try which may help.

The current workaround is to take your console offline, launch the game, then re-enable online via the Xbox Series X/S dashboard.

It still continues to trouble a big chunk where the Xbox won’t turn on without an active internet connection. But since it worked for a few, this deserves a shot.

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With that said, we will keep tracking the issue and update here as soon as there’s an ETA on the bug-fixing update.

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